Marriage Health News

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12/13/2012
Legal Unions, Including Marriage, Boost Mental Health for Gay People: Study

Research suggests that everyone benefits from being in a legally recognized relationship

12/4/2012
College Students: 25 Is Perfect Age for Marriage

But surveyed parents said kids should stay single longer

11/19/2012
Adoption Can Boost Quality of Life for Infertile Couples, Study Finds

Improved well-being reported among those whose in-vitro fertilization therapy was unsuccessful

8/31/2012
More Baby Boomers Opting to Cohabit, Not Marry

The partnerships are also long-lasting, researchers find

8/22/2012
Spouses of Heart Attack Victims May Face Heightened Depression Risk

And men more susceptible than women to psychological problems, study finds

8/20/2012
Tying the Knot Ups Women's Drinking Rate, Lowers Mens'

Study also found that men were more likely to hit the bottle after divorce

8/14/2012
Couples Therapy May Help Combat PTSD

Study finds reduction in symptoms, greater relationship satisfaction

8/9/2012
When Partner Has Breast Cancer, Men Find Their Own Ways to Cope

Support groups don't meet their emotional needs, study finds

7/31/2012
Love Knows No Gender Difference

Small study of married couples found both sexes openly affectionate

7/27/2012
'Macho' Men Do Worse in Couples When the Woman Earns More

Small study found men with less-traditional mindset had better-quality relationships

6/15/2012
Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids

But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

5/18/2012
Military Marriages Stay Strong in Face of Challenges: Study

U.S. service members no more likely to divorce than civilians, researchers say

4/12/2012
More Unmarried Couples Having Babies: CDC

Many older women also having more than one child, researchers find

4/12/2012
Parents of Kids With Cancer No More Likely to Break Up

Danish study found stress of coping with disease did not raise chances of separation

4/11/2012
Spouses of Cancer Patients May Have Raised Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

Stress could take a toll on caregiver's health, researchers say

3/22/2012
Fewer Americans Tying the Knot, Survey Shows

Government report also finds people waiting longer to marry

2/23/2012
Second-Chance Romance Might Not Bring Happiness

Ex-partners should stay that way, new study suggests

2/16/2012
Online Medieval Fantasy Games -- Threat to Marital Bliss?

Study finds gaming 'widows' unhappy, but couples who play together see it as a plus

2/13/2012
Handling Divorce May Be Easier Later in Life

Study found those who split at younger ages reported more health problems

2/6/2012
College Degree Lowers Marriage Odds for Those From Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Education can bridge the income gap, but not social or cultural differences, study says

2/6/2012
More Americans Seeking Love Online: Study

Dating websites offer romance, but 'science' behind claims is called sketchy

1/23/2012
Living Together May Be Mentally Healthier Than Marriage: Study

Once the honeymoon's over, wedded couples grow less happy and social, research claims

1/9/2012
Surgery Seems Most Effective for Herniated Discs

And married people showed greatest improvement afterwards, study found

12/23/2011
Fears of Divorce May Be Keeping Many Young Couples From Marriage: Study

Two-thirds of cohabitating couples said they worried about fallout from a legal split

12/1/2011
Multitasking Stresses Out Working Moms More Than Dads

Mothers spend many waking hours doing at least two things at once, study finds

11/21/2011
Regular Sex May Be Key to Happy Marriage for Seniors

More-than-monthly sex also linked to happiness with life in general, survey findings suggest

10/28/2011
Stress Linked to Higher Mortality Risk Among Men

Even moderate but sustained stress might have deadly effects, study suggests

10/14/2011
Wanted: Spouse With Car, Stocks, Bonds

Americans with financial assets and a good education are more likely to get married, study finds

9/21/2011
Could Divorce Trigger Hair Loss in Women?

Study shows it's the next strongest predictor of thinning locks after genetics

8/30/2011
Women Married Before Age 18 at Higher Risk of Mental Woes: Study

Research sees slight rise in rate of these problems, but can't confirm early marriage as cause

8/26/2011
Service Members Twice as Likely to Have Affairs: Study

But it's not clear if serving in the military played a role in infidelity

8/23/2011
Couples Who Don't Fight Much Aren't Likely to Start

Low-conflict marriages tend to stay that way over the long haul

8/22/2011
Trying to Be 'Supermom' Can Raise Risk for Depression

But study finds that working moms are less depressed than stay-at-home counterparts

7/29/2011
Even Living Together Is Too Much Commitment for Today's Couples

Instead, they're shacking up a few nights a week while keeping option of going to their own home

6/23/2011
Marriage Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Study found patients were 14% less likely to die if they had a spouse

6/18/2011
Are Men Who Flaunt Flashy Cars Not the 'Marrying Kind'?

Conspicuous spending often driven by desire to have flings, researchers say

6/13/2011
When Wives Can't Sleep, Marriage May Suffer

Study didn't find similar results when husbands were the ones counting sheep

6/1/2011
Long Commutes Tough on Couples' Relationships

Risk of separation 40% higher for those with a long trip back and forth to work, Swedish study finds

5/25/2011
Capacity for Commitment May Start in Early Childhood

Study found toddlers treated lovingly better at resolving conflicts with romantic partners

5/11/2011
Parents' Fighting Can Even Affect Infants: Study

Infants whose parents had more relationship 'instability' slept more poorly at 18 months old

4/4/2011
Heart Attack Risk Plagues Post-Katrina New Orleans

Study finds three times the risk, due to stress, among other factors

3/11/2011
Think You Have a Perfect Partner? That's a Good Sign

Study shows those who are idealistic about their spouses are happier in marriage

2/25/2011
19th Century Polygamy Meant Fewer Kids Per Wife, Data Shows

Review of Utah records from 1800s sheds light on how such marriages affected population

2/10/2011
Recession Strengthens Some Marriages: Survey

Effect of financial problems on marital ties depends on commitment, expert says

1/31/2011
Boyfriend More Forgiving When Her Affair Is With a Woman

But study finds girlfriends more likely to forgive cheating with a woman than with a man

1/24/2011
Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication

People may think loved ones understand them better than they actually do, research shows

1/21/2011
Families of Deployed Military Carry Heavy Load

Study finds kids, spouses take on extra chores, suffer stress

1/20/2011
Young Couples Often Disagree About Monogamy, Study Finds

Taking vows, having kids doesn't seem to make a difference, findings show

1/18/2011
Problem Drinkers Marry Later, Break Up Sooner: Study

Alcohol dependence a strong negative factor in relationships, researchers say

12/29/2010
Delaying Sex Might Strengthen Marriage

Study finds waiting on intimacy linked to better communication, stability